Who We Are

Our Mission

The Mission of Warrensburg Main Street, Inc. is to promote, improve, and preserve the unique character and economic vitality of downtown Warrensburg while embracing our growing community.

Our Vision

The Vision of Warrensburg Main Street, Inc. is the continued economic growth and betterment of our historic downtown and community.

Our History

In the late 1970’s a group of visionary business and civic leaders came together to revitalize the heart of their community, Downtown Warrensburg. In 1994, Warrensburg Main Street became a nationally-recognized 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Warrensburg.

Warrensburg Main Street is now one of seven accredited Main Street’s in the State of Missouri and works closely with the Missouri Main Street Connection Inc. We follow the Four-Point Approach and are recognized by the National Historic Preservation of Trust.

Warrensburg Main Street hosts over 75 days of community events in Downtown Warrensburg which brings hundreds of thousands of people each year to our growing Downtown. Downtown homes over 70 locally-owned businesses and continues to revitalize it’s historic district yearly.

Meet Our Team

Jill Purvis
Executive Director
Jamie DeBacker
Assistant Director
Monica Mitcheltree
Farmers' Market Manager

Jill Purvis

Executive Director

Jill is originally from Branson, Missouri and grew up the daughter of a small town business owner which gave her a passion for the community and all things local. Jill holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma but upon graduating, Jill decided to stay home and raise her children. Jill has lived in Warrensburg on and off for the past 26 years as the spouse of an Air Force pilot. During the second time Jill and her husband were stationed at Whiteman AFB she spent her time raising her three kids and volunteering in her church and at her children’s school. Jill previously served as the Warrensburg Main Street Events Coordinator after moving back from Dublin, Ireland in 2012 for their third assignment at Whiteman AFB. During the 4 years Jill was at Main Street she gained valuable experience seeing the foundation of Burg Fest and the Summer Concert Series.  Jill is excited to be back in Warrensburg and thrilled to take the lead in the Executive Director role and continue supporting Downtown Warrensburg.


Jamie DeBacker

Assistant Director

Jamie was born and raised in Warrensburg, Missouri. Being the daughter of a downtown business owner, she is familiar with the importance to support locally. She watched her mother grow into a successful business woman which later inspired Jamie to pursue a degree in Business Administration.
Jamie attended the University of Central Missouri and graduated with her BSBA, in 2016. Throughout her college experience she focused her time working with her sorority, admissions and homecoming committee where her passion for planning evolved.
After Jamie graduated, she made a move to the Saint Louis area to complete a wedding internship where she loved the hands on experience and learned many new skills important to event planning. After completing her internship, she decided she wanted to be closer to her hometown and direct her passion towards helping others, rather than the extravagant design side of wedding planning. Jamie is excited to help her hometown grow and provide opportunities for many of the people who shaped her.


Monica Mitcheltree

Farmers' Market Manager

Monica was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Monica started her adventure of helping others by joining the United States Air Force as a Security Forces Member after graduating Archbishop Chappelle High School. While stationed at Wright Patterson AFB, OH, she met her husband and together discovered a passion for helping others. Monica is a keen supporter of military-affiliated non-profit organizations and helped organize various installation and community events. Shortly after separating from the service, she moved with her family to Vandenberg AFB California. Her passion for volunteering with the community did not fade as she served on multiple PTA/PTO board positions and as a Key Spouse to her husband’s Squadron. Her family continued to move, and the next stop was Fort Bliss, Texas. She served as the Girl Scout Service Unit Manager for the base, Troop Leader, and assisted when she could with her children’s schools. Finally, Monica and her family have joined the Whiteman AFB community and continue to volunteer as a Key Spouse to her husband’s Squadron all while pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Photography. In 2019, her daughter joined our market as a vendor and continues to be a part of the market. Monica is ecstatic about helping the Warrensburg community and is looking forward to doing so as the Market Manager.


Taigan Plummer

Office Assistant

Taigan moved to Warrensburg, Missouri in May of 2004. From a young age, her parents taught her the values of supporting local businesses and the values that they represent. Both of her parents were attendees of the University of Central Missouri which fueled her love for the University and its surrounding community. Taigan graduated from high school in 2019 with 47 credit hours from the University of Central Missouri. After graduating, Taigan was married and they had a child together in late 2019. In September of 2020, Taigan began her career as an agent in real estate on the Midwest Heritage Homes Network at Keller Williams Platinum Partners in Lees Summit. Taigan loves to serve her community through helping community members become proud homeowners. Taigan’s other passions include writing, painting, and baking goods when she isn’t spending time with her family. Taigan is excited to join Warrensburg Main Street in the capacity of Office Assistant and aid the growth of her hometown and its local businesses.

Board Of Directors

The Warrensburg Main Street Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 4:30 pm in the Warrensburg Main Street offices.

Teena Simon


Mike Carey
Vice President

Carey & Wiseman, LLC

Gina Carlyle

Awesome Blossoms

Heather Harrison

Quarry City Savings & Loan

Amie Nabiyev

360 Media

Riley Barry

UCM Graduate Student

Carly Joyner

Shelter Insurance

Jennifer Debacker
Jennifer DeBacker

Awesome Blossoms

Caitlyn Harrison

UCM Alum/Wellington

Wade Meyer

Meyer's Market/USAF

Max Ridenhour


Karolyn Dreiling

UCM Representative

Jeff Reynolds

Police Department

Danielle Dulin

City Representative

Advisory Board

Rex Smarr

Mike Keith Insurance

Michelle Merker

R&R Advertising

Kevin Smarr

American Family Insurance

Sarah Craig

UCM Employee

Katie Scully

Downtown Property Owner

Terry Farmer

Downtown Business Owner

Nancy Kenepp

First Mainstreet Director

Rhonda Gelbach

Gelbach Properties

Jason Elkins

Elkins Enterprises